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BACKGROUND General out-patient palliative care (GOPC) must be integrated into the care of patients with life-limiting diseases. Aim of the study was to evaluate experiences of general practitioners concerning advance directives and palliative emergency sheets. METHODS A self-provided survey was mailed to all general practitioners in Regensburg… (More)
BACKGROUND Cancer diseases are often associated with acute and chronic pain. Therefore, cancer pain is a symptom frequently reported by palliative care patients with cancer diseases. Prehospital emergency physicians may be confronted with exacerbation of pain in cancer patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge of prehospital emergency… (More)
BACKGROUND To determine the international recommendations and current practices for the treatment and prevention of palliative emergencies. The primary goal of the study was to gather information from experts on their nationally practised concepts. METHODS One hundred and fifty self-report surveys were distributed by email to selected leading experts… (More)
5 Background and Aim: Activated carbon is a most common adsorbent. By emerging of new technologies, the activated carbon production methods need to be improved. The aim of this study was producing powdered activated carbon from Peganum Harmala seed under ultrasound waves for activation and its application for chromium removal from aqueous solutions.
In this study, multi-walled carbon nanotubes were functionalized by L-cysteine to show the kinetic and isotherm modeling of Cd (II) ions onto L-cysteine functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes. The adsorption behavior of Cd (II) ion was studied by varying parameters including dose of L-MWCNTs, contact time, and cadmium concentration. Equilibrium… (More)
Three-dimensional nested tracer simulations of a pollution plume originating from the Indian sub-continent over the Indian Ocean in the framework of the Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) between 5 and 9 March 1999 were performed with the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) to provide insight into the transport patterns of 5 the pollutants as well as… (More)
BACKGROUND Advance directives and palliative crisis cards are means by which palliative care patients can exert their autonomy in end-of-life decisions. AIM To examine paramedics' attitudes towards advance directives and end-of-life care. DESIGN Questionnaire-based investigation using a self-administered survey instrument. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS… (More)